Sumayyah's Strength - $5.00 CAD

Sumayyah is a model student with lots of friends at her Islamic school. One day, she comes home to find out that her parents intend on moving and are sending her to a public school. The transition is hard enough, but she must overcome many obstacles while remaining steadfast in her faith. One teacher - Ms Maroon - is determined to make her life difficult when she bans Sumayyah from joining the swim team. Sumayyah must now work extra hard to prove herself. 

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Dear Reader, 

 

             One semester, the teachers of ISM Elementary were looking for an appropriate novel to teach for their novel study unit as part of the language curriculum. However, we had great difficulty finding an appropriate book with a strong Muslim protagonist.

            Clearly, there is an untapped market here and the void needs to be filled. There are an insufficient number of young adult novels that focus on Muslim characters. Public schools are also looking for diversity in their curriculum. It is imperative that the youth of our Ummah see themselves represented in all forms of media. For this reason, we have chosen to take it upon ourselves to publish a novel written by the grade 7 and 8 students of ISM Elementary.

            The vision of this novel is to highlight the obstacles that many youth face in a secular environment, while remaining steadfast in their beliefs. We wanted to normalize the Muslim experience and give readers an insight into our world as teens grapple with navigating themselves through the world of school and friendships.

            We hope you enjoy reading our novel as much as we enjoyed writing it.

 

JazakAllahu Khairan,

ISM Elementary School

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L3S 4J8

Canada

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